Overview of the main hardware product families
Yubico’s core product portfolio encompasses several hardware product families that are supported by an extensive service package: the YubiKey 5 Series, YubiKey 5 FIPS Series, YubiKey Bio series and the Security Key series. Moreover, Yubico has a comprehensive enterprise offering, consisting of YubiEnterprise Subscription and YubiEnterprise Delivery, that simplifies international deployment and handling of YubiKeys.
YubiKey 5 Series – The world’s #1 multi-protocol security key
The YubiKey 5 Series eliminates account takeovers by providing strong phishing defense using multi-protocol capabilities that can secure legacy and modern systems. The series provides a range of authentication choices including strong two-factor, multi-factor and passwordless authentication, and seamless touch-to-sign. Multi-protocol support allows for strong security for legacy and modern environments. And a full range of form factors allows users to secure online accounts on all of the devices that they love, across desktops and mobile.
YubiKey Bio Series
YubiKey Bio Series supports biometric authentication using fingerprint recognition for secure and seamless passwordless logins. Built primarily for desktop and designed to offer strong biometric authentication options, the YubiKey Bio Series offers the hallmark hardware security of Yubico, combined with a new user experience.
Security Key Series
The Security Key Series combines hardware-based authentication, public key cryptography, and the FIDO2/WebAuthn and FIDO U2F protocols to eliminate account takeovers, meeting the needs for consumers as well as for enterprises. The Security Key series works out of the box with hundreds of services already supporting FIDO2 and U2F authentication protocols including personal Microsoft accounts (for passwordless login), Dropbox, Facebook, Google, X, a growing list of password managers, and many more FIDO2 and U2F compatible services and applications.
Protection for cryptographic keys with the world’s smallest hardware security module (HSM) The YubiHSM 2 is available as a FIPS 140-2 validated, Level 3 solution, or as a non-FIPS solution, both with the same capabilities. Both solutions ensure uncompromised cryptograhic hardware security for applications, servers and computing devices at a fraction of the cost and size of traditional HSMs.
Supporting YubiKey Services
The YubiKeys are supported by several services including the Yubico Authenticator app and Software Development Kits (SDK). The Yubico Authenticator is a software-based solution for authenticating users of software applications on desktop and mobile phones. In most other authenticators, the OTPs that are used to authenticate the user’s accounts are stored on the user’s mobile phone or computer, which can be compromised or stolen, whereas the Yubico Authenticator stores the credentials in the secure element of the YubiKey and cannot be extracted from the YubiKey. The SDKs facilitate a smooth integration with customer applications, offer seamless in-app experiences, reduce app development time through enterprise-grade SDK integrations and consistent security posture through cross-platform support.
Yubico offers two services to its enterprise customers, YubiEnterprise Subscription and YubiEnterprise Delivery, which enable flexible purchasing and efficient delivery of YubiKeys, globally and at scale. They are independent but complement each other depending on the customer situation and business needs.
YubiEnterprise Subscription service offers customers to license keys on a per-user based subscription. This simplifies acquisition and roll-out of phishing-resistant authentication through the YubiKeys for organizations with 500 users or more, with future-proof flexibility and with additional cost savings. Subscription customers are automatically entitled to a web-based interface that helps organizations easily view orders, shipments, inventory status and a wide range of other information that helps with enterprise deployment and planning. Subscription customers are also eligible to purchase additional services and product offerings.
The YubiEnterprise Delivery is a cloud-based service that streamlines the distribution of YubiKeys to end-users, serving both domestic and international locations including residential addresses. Yubico ships keys to close to 50 countries and the Company also uses partners to ensure shipment of YubiKeys to most countries worldwide.
YubiKey 5 FIPS Series
The YubiKey 5 FIPS certified security keys meet the highest level of assurance (AAL3) of the new NIST SP800-63B guidelines. The YubiKey 5 FIPS Series is IP68 rated, crush resistant, no batteries required, and no moving parts.